St. Charles, MO – Assistance Home Care has taken a significant new step to address one of the biggest concerns families have with home care: the level of training and skills of the in-home caregiver. While more and more families are seeking in-home care to avoid institutionalization of their loved ones, the training and skill of the caregivers coming into the home is a very valid concern.
Assistance Home Care believes that training and skill development in their caregiving team is one of the key reasons families choose their company. “We know that many families have options for care. We are very focused on providing a level of training for our staff that far exceeds any required training in this area,” says Allen Serfas.
To achieve this, Assistance Home Care has partnered with a leader in caregiver training, aQuire Training Solutions, to provide more than 41 hours of caregiver training to every member of their team. aQuire’
“Many in-home care companies try to gather all their staff together in an office for periodic training,” says Serfas. “We know that this does not set the stage for the most effective learning. Learning, especially for busy adults, happens best when they control the time, place and intensity of their training. Our partnership with aQuire Training gives our staff much more control over their own learning and skill development, helping us build a team that offers a standard of care our clients expect and deserve.”
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance more than 50 million families and friends provide care to an elderly or disabled adult. “Caring and compassion are the most important traits of a caregiver,” notes Allen Serfas. “But just compassion isn’t enough. Knowing that the caregiver also has skills to prevent skin breakdown and maintain walking skills, for example, is vital for the family’s peace of mind.”
One feature Assistance Home Care is excited to offer the public is an option for family caregivers to learn more themselves by accessing the Family Learning Center powered by aQuire Training. This FREE resource is specifically designed for family members who provide any type of direct care or support. These courses can be accessed via the internet and do not require attending classes.
“Families employing caregivers in their homes want to know that they are capable of providing the best care possible,” says Allen Serfas. “I know if someone were coming to my mother’s home providing care for her I’d feel significantly more confident knowing that person had received this training.” You can see more of what is being done by Assistance Home Care for the community by going to www.assistancehc.com .
Assistance Home Care: We are a non-medical Home Care agency that offers a variety of services. Our home office is located in St. Charles MO, but we offer service in St. Louis, St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties. We can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week, please feel free to contact us at any time with questions. Signing up and starting services is a very easy process and only takes about an hour. If you are interested in getting more information or would like to start services please call us at 636-724-4357 or visit us on the web at www.assistancehc.com
aQuire Training Solutions is a leader in online training for individuals providing caregiving services, from family caregivers to leadership training for managers, nurses and administrators. aQuire is committed to changing the way care is delivered to elders in this country by utilizing technology to increase the reach of training into the homes and offices of caregivers everywhere. For more information about aQuire Training Solutions visit their website, www.aquiretraining.com.
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Assistance Home Care serving St. Charles, St. Louis, Lincoln and Warren Counties, provides non-medical companion care and homemaker services to adults and seniors. Options include hourly in-home care and 24-hour live-in care.